The Vancouver Island Technology Park is proud to be a part of why UVic was named the “Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year” award by Startup Canada!  UVic was nominated for two awards this year, and won them both!

The University of Victoria won the “Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year” Award, for the college or university that demonstrates the largest commitment and impact in advancing entrepreneurship. In their nomination they highlighted the activities of the Gustavson School of Business as well as Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization, the Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs, CanAssist and VITP, among others.

And their own Dr. Brent Mainprize received the title of “Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year”, recognizing a Canadian educator who has:

  • Demonstrated excellence in educating, empowering and equipping entrepreneurship students with the attitudes, skills, experiential learning opportunities and networks needed to pursue successful entrepreneurial ventures;
  • Made a significant impact in both fostering student-led entrepreneurship initiatives and motivating senior campus leadership to adopt entrepreneurial policies and priorities; and / or,
  • Engaged actively in the local startup community through bringing students into the community and bringing the community onto the campus.

Check out the website for details and a full list of winners!